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Boris’s pants are on fire. Cyril could do worse than follow his example

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has used a combination of lying, denying and gobbledegook to confuse punters

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Every so often a certain sort of South African insists that we should take our lead from the Old Country, Mother Blighty, and do things the pukka British way down here.

It’s a hangover 200 years in the making, a relic of empire beloved by those who don’t yet understand that the Great Britain of their nostalgic fantasies has shrivelled into self-parody. Brits who voted “leave” were promised Spitfires barrel-rolling over the White Cliffs of Dover. Instead they got lickspittles hovering over the White Oaf of Downing Street.

Yes, the UK is hardly a place most want to emulate right now, least of all the ANC, which would rather die than take advice from a former coloniser. Weapons, yes. Racially divisive propaganda campaigns, absolutely. But advice? Never!..

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